February 23, 2023

 We often give things up for Lent. This year, why not give up something out of the ordinary. Are you lonely? Make it a point to come to the many classes, services, and events at Resurrection and give up seclusion. Are you despairing? Give up compulsively reading the news, or “doom scrolling” as it’s often called, and read your bible, pray, or reach out to help others twice as much as you consume news. Are you contented? Give up comfort and find something to prick your conscience, reread the Litany of Penitence (BCP p. 267) and let the dust of Ash Wednesday get in your eyes. Can’t decide what to give up or what new spiritual practice to take on? Give up deciding and ask God to help you see where you are called to grow or change this Lent.